All posts by Elaine Van Develde

Prosecutor: Former Corrections Officer Sentenced for Shoplifting

A former Monmouth County Corrections officer has been sentenced for shoplifting incidents that took place in Ocean Township and West Long Branch, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Friday.

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Prosecutor: Two Charged With Supplying Drugs That Killed Woman in Overdose Death

Two men have been arrested and charged with supplying a woman with the drugs that killed her, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Thursday.

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Prosecutor: 14 Arrested on Internet Child Sex Abuse Charges in Task Force Sweep

A series of investigations led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force have resulted in the arrests of 14 people since April on child sexual abuse charges, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Thursday.   

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Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge

A Monmouth County man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder and related weapons possession in connection with an incident during which a man was assaulted with a brick and hospitalized, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Wednesday.   

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Retro FH Tigers Cheer!

Fair Haven Tigers cheerleaders circa 1973 or '74 Photo/courtesy of Karen Memmot Hooten
Fair Haven Tigers cheerleaders circa 1973 or ’74
Photo/courtesy of Karen Memmot Hooten

A reprise of a cheery Retro Pic of the Day, originally posted in September of 2016, in honor of the spirit of football for the pint-and-a-half sized of the Rumson-Fair Haven area … 

Can we have a retro cheer for the football season of a pandemic kind ahead?

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Retro RCDS Back to School of the 50s

Rumson Country Day School kindergarten class of 1959
Photo/courtesy of Teresa Metcalf

A Rumson back-to-school reprise … 

Yes, from the looks of social media and scene on the local streets and school halls around town, everyone’s still getting in the groove of getting back to school.

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Scene Around: Whistling & Stopping Home with Barbara Leslie

She’s that lady who taught guitar to many a Fair Haven kid. She rowed the musical boat ashore and marched, played and sang with them as Fair Haven Folk Singers in parades. She’s Barbara Leslie. Her iconic base of song and play? The Whistle Stop.

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Retro Rumson Pals’ Summer Swan Song

Rumson girls Alice Coyle Mansfield and Linda Zerr Feeny in the late 50s
Photo/Ken Card, courtesy of Alice Mansfield

Well, we said goodbye to … summer, local and all. And with that goodbye, we take a look back at two Rumson girls of the 1950s who took the plunge into and out of summers together — suited up, off the Rumson Dock and into a longtime friendship.

Both spent a lot of time not only at the Rumson Dock, but as residents of both Rumson and Fair Haven. Mansfield has been in Oceanport for some time. Feeny, Linda Zerr in the 50s, is still in Fair Haven. She’s been there for quite some time. And the two are still friends. Call it dock days bonding. It’s like epoxy for riverfront-raised, dock dwelling kids.

With the recent publication of Mansfield’s story as that girl from the Rumson Dock on its old post card, Feeny piped up on social media with a “This is my good friend Alice. We spent many hours on the Rumson dock. Ken Card took most of these dock pictures. Good times and long lasting friendships.” Feeny didn’t end up on the post card, but, for a minute, Mansfield thought initially it had to be Feeny lying down next to her, because they were always together.

So, as a testament to time-honored friendship, the best summers of locals’ lives and saying goodbye to summertime, we take you back to a shot on a dock piling of these two girlfriends. Call them the girls of Rumson summer.

Now that’s an easy livin’ story of the best of summertimes and friendships that endure. We’re thinking that since Feeny didn’t make it on the Rumson Dock post card, maybe there’ll be a Fair Haven one coming out in the summer of 2022?

A reunion story down at the dock may just be in order … Your best dock buddy? Fondest adventure or misadventure?